Concealers | The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

My concealer collection has signifcantly grown over the past few months. With an 18 month old baby that doesn't like sleep and hereditary dark circles; looking awake is something I struggle with. And along with breakouts and redness, piling on the concealer is a step I cannot to miss! So I've put together a roundup of a few of my best and worst concealers.

The good (The really good!)...

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer | £22                                                                                POST

I put off buying this for the longest time. I mean £22 for a concealer seemed a bit steep. But this is worth every penny! This is perfect for under the eyes. It has brilliant coverage and is so creamy and easy to blend! It doesn't crease me, it lasts all day and its perfect for highlighting the eye area! I like to use it over the top of corrector and it sits beautifully over them all! I have the shade Custard which is a shade lighter than my foundation for highlighing purposes.

NYX HD Concealer | £5.50

NYX is quickly becoming one of my favourite drugstore brands. And this concealer did not disappoint! The coverage is more on the sheer side as concealers go, but its perfect for highlighting under the eyes and the centre of the face. It sets so well too. It doesn't crease or cake. A very good drugstore concealer!

Seventeen Skin WOW Concealer | £4.99                                                                        POST

I'm huge fan of the Skin Wow primer (see this post here) so I thought I'd give this a try. It's a highlighting concealer that promises to reduce the appearance of dark circles and leave skin looking more healthy and radiant. To be honest I wasn't expecting much. I tend to find these concealer pens, especially drugstore ones, too thin and watery to actually conceal anything. But boy I was wrong! This is amazing! The consistancy is thick, yet creamy and blends out with ease. I put a few coats under my eyes and I'm looking much more awake. This does crease slightly on me without powder though.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer | £17.50                                                              POST 

This was my number one concealer, but NARS has slightly edged it, purely because NARS works so well under the eyes. This is a brilliant all round concealer though. The coverage is brilliant and it works brilliantly under the eyes and on blemishes. Its doesn't crease, cake or budge on me! In terms of price and the fact it can be used to conceal anything this would probably be the one to go for over the NARS radiant creamy concealer.

Maybelline 24HR Super Stay Concealer | £6.19                                                              POST

This concealer is so underrated! I use this everyday to conceal redness and any blemishes! Its full coverage and longlasting, without being drying. I tend to find most longlasting concealers too drying for me. This is too drying under the eyes, but around the rest of the face it's Brilliant! I have the shade 03 which matches my skin perfectly.

L.A Girl Pro Concealer | £4.99                                                                                     POST

I picked this up in the shade Yellow to correct my dark circles. I find yellow works so much better than salmon tones. I've never found a liquid corrector to work as good as this. Normally I have to use thick ones in pots to really conceal my dark cirles (yes, they are that bad). But this is brilliant! It offers full coverage, a brilliant blendable consistancy, it doesn't crease, or move! I can't recommend this enough. And for a budget brand the shade range is incredible!

Benefit Boi-ing | £17.50

As you see from the picture this concealer is well loved! I've used this for years and repurchased it countless times. Back in the day I used to apply this thickly to cover my dark circles but these days I want something more natural. So I just like to use it on the go, if my dark circles or belimishes start peaking through. I just pat it over the area with my finger, for a quick, fuss free concealing. Its super thick, creamy ( but doesn't crease) and offers full coverage.

The Bad (ok but not for me)...

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer | £5.99

Don't get more wrong, I do really like this concealer. Its full coverage, really creamy and easy to blend. The finish is great - it looks so radiant and glowy. Making perfect for under the eyes. But it just creases like crazy on me. Even with powder!

Soap And Glory Fake Awake Dark Circle Concealer | £8

I was so excited to try this. It sounded brilliant. Its yellow - which is perfect for me, it promises to be creamy, blendable and full coverage, in a stick form. First up the stick is far to big to fit neatly under the eyes. And the coverage isn't great. Its really thin, but despite trying to build the coverage, it just wouldn't happen. I think this would be great for those who just want to brighten the eye area though.

The Ugly (By ugly i mean really bad)...

Makeup Forever Ultra HD concealer | £20

I recently dedicated a whole post to why I didn't like this (see Dissapointing Product | makeup forever HD Concealer ) so I won't go into too much detail. But in short this has rubbish coverage and creased like no bodys business. I really don't see the Hype around this product! For concealer that promises to to hide dark circles and brighten the eye area this is just pants!

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer | £5.99

This is an anti fatigue, illuminating concealer. I really don't like this. It has like no coverage and didn't illuminate the eye area. And I found the brush quite hard and stabby. For that reason this is a no go for me!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer | £5.49

This claims to be a high coverage concealer that camouflages dark circles, imperfections and flaws. In a lightweight, longlasting formula. This isn't lightwieght. In fact it's really thick! So thick, its was difficult to blend out. Under the eyes this creased and moved around. On my reddness, it was too thick and looked cakey. I imagine this would be good for pinpoint concealing, but I don't need to do this so I can't say for sure!

Have you tried any of these? What's your favourite concealer?

Until next time...

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